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• Definition
The term “MYOFUNCTIONAL APPLIANCE" refers to a variety of removable appliances designed to alter the arrangement of various muscle groups that influence the function and position of the mandible in order to transmit forces to the dentition and the basal bone, and harness the muscle forces. Typically these muscular forces are generated by altering the mandibular position sagittally and vertically, resulting in orthodontic and orthopedic changes.